About the Book: Backstage
Tracing the spectacular trajectory of Ahluwalia’s life from its humble
beginnings in Secunderabad to the corridors of power in New Delhi, this book is
a classic insider’s account of how the India story was shaped and scripted.
Ahluwalia played a key role in the transformation of India from a state-run to a
market-based economy, and remained a constant fixture at the top of India's
economic policy establishment for an unprecedented period of three decades.
The book traverses the politics, personalities, events and crises in India's
recent history. It goes behind the numbers to bring alive the politics of
reform, and how policy change was